Buy New 6120 '55 Double Satisfaction!

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  1. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

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    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    That is what I think about when I see a gretsch guitar. Mighty fine.
     
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  2. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

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    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    What is this wait 22 seconds before you can post a reply ?

    Double post. Sorry.
     
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  3. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    With those pickups on that gorgeous guitar, i’d recommend a stainless steel tru-arc serpentune!
    I have two stainless steel tru-arcs and they’re magical!
     
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  4. Lionpotato

    Lionpotato Gretschie

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    Oct 10, 2018
    Upland
    I have a brass serp....great bridge! Emphasizes the low mids which I like. With those bright pickups you might think about the brass serp which may balance nicely.
     
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  5. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I agree.
     
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  6. Manny 86

    Manny 86 Electromatic

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    Jun 3, 2019
    Italy, Piedmont
    Thank you very much, I had the same in mind. Here in Europe (for now) there is a shop in England F-holes but I waited to order it because in the spacing option I don't know what to choose standart or bigsby compensated? I wear standard strings, g plain. Please let me know :)
    I saw that available in titanium, expensive but I'm very tempted .. Does anyone have experience with him? I imagine the tone it has may be somewhere between aluminum and steel.
     
  7. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Titanium is my favorite Serpentune, I have several of them. I use titanium and brass: titanium for wide-range frequency response with no accentuated frequencies and brass for warm low-mid tones. Ask for the plain-G version compensation.
    EDIT: For reference: Aluminum = twangy, Stainless Steel =bright highs.
    Just a few of my Serpentunes below:
    Tru-arc SerpenTunes x 6 005.JPG
     
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  8. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
  9. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    That is one simply beautiful guitar, love the flamed Maple. Congratulations!
     
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  10. Manny 86

    Manny 86 Electromatic

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    Jun 3, 2019
    Italy, Piedmont
    Wow beautiful collection!
    Thanks for the suggestions, I just ordered a Tru-arc serpentune titanium on f-holes stores, I'm really curious to hear its tone. I hope it will come soon, the e-mail said that there is time, how long to wait for a bridge?
     
  11. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I get mine direct from Tru-Arc in USA. Ordering time can sometimes be a wait if there is none in stock, but shipping to me in Oz is usually about 5-7 days.
    As for the tone, most metals tend to resonate or have a particular part of the frequency response accentuated. Titanium is the most "uncolored" because the frequency response is wide and flat with no particular frequencies accentuated. Caveat: these are my opinions only, everyone's ears are different and the guitar and pickups are also integral to the overall tone.
     
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  12. Lionpotato

    Lionpotato Gretschie

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    Oct 10, 2018
    Upland
    Serp Master!!!! Great collection sir!
     
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  13. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Uh, that is just the last 2 shipments combined. I have another 7 on Gretsch guitars already.:cool:
     
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  14. r0de0

    r0de0 Gretschie

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    Jul 7, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    Feels good man. Congratulations on such a great Gretsch guitar.
     
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